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30th Sep 2021

Nigel Farage involved in crash with van while filling car with petrol

Charlie Herbert

Farage says he was involved in car accident whilst trying to fill up with fuel

He says he went to seven different petrol stations in an effort to find fuel.

Nigel Farage has claimed he was involved in a car accident with a van as he tried to fill up his car with petrol.

The GB News host made the claims in a tweet on Thursday morning, in which he also siad he had t0 try seven different stations before he found fuel, casting doubts on Grant Shapps’ claims that the crisis is easing.

He said he was hit by a van whilst stationary at a roundabout.

The former UKIP and Brexit Party leader tweeted: “The government tell us that the fuel crisis is easing… I went to 7 petrol stations this morning and there was no fuel at any of them. Was then hit by a van whilst stationary at a roundabout. Great start to the day!”

Petrol stations across the country have been hit by shortages of fuel after a surge of panic-buying from drivers.

The government has now deployed emergency tankers to transport fuel from refineries to forecourts, with 150 members of the army also deployed to help drive petrol to stations.

But on Wednesday, transport secretary Grant Shapps said that the crisis was showing the “first signs of stabilisation.”

The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA)’s latest survey of its members found just over one-in-four forecourts had run dry, compared to one in three on Tuesday.

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